October 26-30, 2019, at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Welcome to the Festival of Architecture 2019

Online registration is now closed.

A limited number of full and day passes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the venue. Onsite pass sales will take place on October 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and October 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Festival registration desk located in the Westin Conference Centre (street level). See below for opportunities to purchase tickets to special events.

News & Updates

Get your tickets to the Closing Party HERE

An evening of music, drinks, food and fun! Located in the Queens Quay terminal at the bottom of York St. All night snacks, live music and dancing!


The Festival mobile app is here!

Now available as a free download on the Apple and Google Play stores.

2019 Festival of Architecture in Toronto

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) welcomes you to the 2019 Festival of Architecture in Toronto, the fourth-largest city in North America, and possibly the world’s most global city, where some 130 languages and dialects are spoken.

The theme is “The Future of Architecture.” Join leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, faculty and allied professionals for five days of workshops, tours, two galas, and many other events. 

Join us for the RAIC International Prize Gala on October 25, and for the President’s Gala on October 28, where we honour exceptional achievements and dedication to architecture. Also on offer are 22 continuing education workshops and 16 expert-led tours. Come along and explore Toronto’s rich past, vibrant neighbourhoods and leading-edge architecture.

Celebrate the journey of architecture, the cultural legacy of the past, the outstanding achievements of Canada’s design professionals today, and the opportunities of tomorrow.


Best pricing when you register early:

Pricing window 1: to April 30
Pricing window 2: May 1-June 30
Pricing window 3: July 1-September 30
Pricing window 4: October 1-30


The Westin Harbour Castle is located on the Toronto waterfront, downtown. It provides travelers easy access to the city’s most iconic attractions, including the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre and it is a short distance away from Billy Bishop Airport.

Continuing Education

From sustainable design to future mobility, our sessions, plenaries, and tours will open your eyes to new possibilities.

All sessions, plenaries, and tours are eligible for RAIC continuing education certificates. RAIC certificates are provided for the participants’ own personal use including proof of attendance as structured learning (where applicable), professional portfolio, activity tracking, curriculum vitae, etc.


An annual, national, symposium that promotes excellence in architecture through constructive, critical, professional and academic discourses on contemporary professional practice and its peripheries.

Celebrate the journey of architecture, the cultural legacy of the past, the outstanding achievements of Canada’s design professionals today, and the opportunities of tomorrow. 

Contact Us

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

55 Murray Street, Suite 330
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 5M3


Toll Free: 1-844-856-RAIC
Tel: 613-241-3600
Fax: 613-241-5750


Office hours / heures de bureau : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)

Sign up early for the best pricing!